Originally Posted by JKSonic
Doing that would be just as bad as what they are apparently doing, and that's letting the (mostly, but not all) dishonest people who spent the points keep them...while punishing those who didn't.
You know, they could easily ban GT's for it, it's just basically a few mouse clicks...they could deduct XBL gold time...they could put people in the negative MSP...or they COULD just flat out bill people.
What should they do? Probably just give all those who had the points taken away a free XBLA game or maybe a couple months of Gold and just call it even.
No, they would never ban Gamer Tags for this, they will never charge and they won't do anything about it.
MS is a business, not your angry parent.
The reason they didn't let everyone just keep the points, is because from their perspective, they can salvage the situation a little bit. If you spent the points? Oh well, that's a loss. What would banning your tag do? What would charging you do, besides creating a horrible legal situation.
Imagine if Best Buy sent you a giftcard in the mail. It had 100.00 on it. You spent the 100.00. Then Best Buy says, "Oh, that was a mistake, so we're going to charge you."
You can't do that.
Also, consider this. The majority of people on Live DON'T read sites like this. They probably looked at their account (if they were in the right place at the right time) and thought "Oh I got more points" or "I don't know how many I had before" and what happens then they spend them?
Fact is, the people trying to make people scared, are the ones upset because they didn't spend their points right away.